Ashen tongue scalded by lies reaches deep into the wellspring of belief to drink down poisoning Truth once again scalding the tongue with blistering deceit Every Truth of man was birthed in deception down the line 'til Eve's conception blossomed forth as raging fratricide leading forward to fuel each future genocide for Man's jealousy was born of the Serpent and we are all sons and daughters of Cain. Adam's children mingled with the seed of Cain giving birth to immortal pain and doubtful self-worth Our Dark forefather sleeps beneath the facade we believe tormenting conscience with Dreadful dreams We can no more be Saints than dead sinners can repent of the pleasures they felt in far away life for Lilith was the mother that Cain took to wife so incestuous progeny we be created in innocence when Pride took Eve and crucified her on the cross of blame and naive Adam gave us his name Even today we slaughter our brothers in thousand-score masses we live and breathe his legacy and call unholy madness an act of the sane for truly are we the Children of Cain.
Well, I've always said you are an excellent poet..but there was something about this that made me feel uncomfortable (what you were aiming for I think)..it seems hard edged..and for me, was difficult to read.. the flow wasn't there....(but it's good..just not my style!)
This is a very powerful piece Scott. We need to realize that we are ALL human. Being human we all make mistakes and we are all intitled to our feelings. When we do not agree with another does not mean that either is in the wrong, just on the other side and unable to understand our point of view.
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Brilliant, my friend. This one did indeed cut very deep.
~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack, Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare, Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water, Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha
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